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County IDA to help out Willsboro senior project

Supervisors were very receptive to the deal.

"Our community center is the old high school, and I know that it is a challenge to take a building like that and make it work," Jay supervisor and board chairman Randy Douglas said.

"It's wonderful that you would take an old, historic building and do something with it and make something out of it instead of the community watching it fall to the ground," Chesterfield supervisor Gerald Morrow said.

Schwartzberg said that while there would be a two-year freeze on taxes, the third year would mean a spike to the tax base for Willsboro and Essex County.

"I think one of the things that people really like is that the building has been tax exempt for the last 80 years that will now be owned by a company," Schwartzberg said.

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